The discography of English singer-songwriter David Bowie — consists of 27 studio albums including nine UK number-one albums , 21 live albums , 46 compilation albums including two UK number-one albums , 10 extended plays EPs , singles including five UK number-one singles , 4 soundtracks and 12 box sets. Bowie also released 28 video albums and 72 music videos. Bowie released four more singles and his debut album, David Bowie , but the first success in the United Kingdom was with the single " Space Oddity ". The single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart after it was released five days before the Apollo 11 moon mission. Following the success of Ziggy Stardust , sales of Hunky Dory improved and it eventually peaked at number three in the UK in The success of Let's Dance revitalized Bowie's back catalogue: throughout the summer of , he had multiple albums on the UK Albums Chart. This peaked on 16 July that year, with ten entries — a figure bettered only by Elvis Presley. Bowie released a further seven studio albums, all of which have reached the top ten in the UK. Bowie released his final album, Blackstar on 8 January , his 69th birthday and two days before his death on 10 January.
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What if you were to listen to the entirety of David Bowie's tremendous catalogue in chronological order? It's the kind of idea you might have when you're under lockdown — but it's quite the undertaking. After all, if you take into account every studio album, single, EP, live album and soundtrack, then add to it every record Bowie helped produce and write, you're already well into the hundreds. Nevertheless, that is precisely what we've done. And so you don't have to do the same, we've put together playlists on Spotify and Tidal — in the order of each song's first major release — and produced a thorough guide which you can find below. So set aside a few days and take this journey with us through the catalogue of one of popular music's most undeniable geniuses. It reached number five in the UK charts, and his second self-titled album was released that November and re-released in as Space Oddity. The s began with a signal that Bowie was unafraid to experiment, with the release of Regazzo solo, ragazza sola , a reworked version of Space Oddity with Italian lyrics. And so his most fruitful decade continued. Bowie's first production credit for another artist came on the 8th September , with the release of Mott The Hoople's All The Young Dudes — he also played sax on the record and wrote the title track — and was quickly followed two months later with Lou Reed's sensational Transformer , which he and Reed co-produced.
David Bowie was one of the world's most celebrated and talented artists of all time, from his Ziggy Stardust persona to his Berlin Trilogy of albums to his Labyrinth mids pomp. He was a true one-off, and perfectly made music from various genres, from glam rock to jazz funk to minimalist electronica. We've picked 20 of his greatest ever songs to make for a perfect David Bowie playlist. Is your favourite in there? The song was preceded with a short skit in which the pair exchanged scripted dialogue about what they each do for their family Christmases. The lead single from Diamond Dogs , this song is based around a distinctive guitar riff similar to that of the Rolling Stones. Listed as his most-covered track, it has also been described as Bowie's farewell to the glam rock movement that he had helped create.
The disco song "Good Tmes" by Chic was a huge influence on early rap, providing the bassline for "Rapper's Delight. Kenny Loggins co-wrote the Doobie Brothers hit "What a Fool Believes," which is about a guy who just can't accept that an affair from long ago was meaningless to her. The video for "Informer" by Snow that ran on MTV was subtitled so viewers could understand what he was saying. Neil Young later apologized for "Southern Man," calling it "accusatory and condescending" in its portrayal of the American South. A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed. He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists. The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.